Freedom Paws Service Dogs Foundation
We are dedicated to providing Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a trained service dog to assist in mitigating life’s daily challenges.
We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...
Effects of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Military Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Monroe, Mänette, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy, Turner, Joanne
Exploring the Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Learning on Service Members Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Waun, Deborah A.
Investigating the Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology
| Contributor(s):: Nagrath, Jennifer
HOPE is a 4-Legged Word: How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans Suffering from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Holly Katherine Robinson
As the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase among our veterans returning from the War on Terror, the need for alternative treatment options is becoming more critical. One such alternative is the use of psychiatric service dogs specially trained to assist those...
Considerations for Recommending Service Dogs versus Emotional Support Animals for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Macy Porter, Melissa Y. Winkle, Ellen Herlache-Pretzer
Background: Health care providers must understand factors that may guide the decision-making process for determining whether a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is appropriate for a service dog (SD) versus an emotional support animal (ESA), and assist SD training organizations...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder
| Contributor(s):: Alison Thies
This project explores the potential of using animals (particularly dogs) in animal-assisted therapy( AAT) with veterans who suffer from PTSD and reports on research that shows improvement in symptoms such as regulation of emotions, perceived quality of life, social functioning, sleep patterns,...
Neural changes following equine‐assisted therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: A longitudinal multimodal imaging study
| Contributor(s):: Zhu, Xi, Suarez‐Jimenez, Benjamin, Zilcha‐Mano, Sigal, Lazarov, Amit, Arnon, Shay, Lowell, Ari L., Bergman, Maja, Ryba, Matthew, Hamilton, Allan J., Hamilton, Jane F., Turner, J. Blake, Markowitz, John C., Fisher, Prudence W., Neria, Yuval
The Effect of a PTSD Service Dog on Military Veterans’ Medication Regimens: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Kerri E., Anderson, Lindsey M., Ott, Carol A., O'Haire, Marguerite E.
Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE)
Paws Assisting Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans suffering from mental and/or physical disabilities through trained service dogs, empowering them and their families to achieve lifelong successes and to pave their way home....
Shelter Dogs for Veterans
A 501c(3) nonprofit organization, Shelter Dogs for Veterans provides trained service dogs to combat injured veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The dogs are rescued from kill shelters.
Takoda Service Dogs
The Takoda Service Dogs mission is to breed, raise and professionally train service dogs to be provided at no cost to disabled military veterans and first responders with PTSD and other disabilities; to educate the public on the need for professionally trained service dogs, the laws that apply...
Attachment Theory and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Vietnam Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Laura Meyer, Ann Sartori
Blue Star Ranch
Blue Star Ranch is an equine-assisted safety-net provider for mental health services with internationally recognized certification. The horses help veterans overcome known barriers to engaging and staying in treatment. They can help families in post deployment transition build resilience. The...
Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans with PTSD: Manual Development and Preliminary Findings
| Contributor(s):: Arnon, S., Fisher, P. W., Pickover, A., Lowell, A., Turner, J. B., Hilburn, A., Jacob-McVey, J., Malajian, B. E., Farber, D. G., Hamilton, J. F., Hamilton, A., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.
INTRODUCTION: Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has attracted great interest despite lacking empirical support, a manual, and a standardized protocol. Our team of experts in EAT and PTSD developed an eight-session group EAT treatment protocol for PTSD...
Experiences of Military Veterans in a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Albright, D. L., Marzolf, J. R., Bibbo, J. L., Yaglom, H. D., Crowder, S. M., Carlisle, G. M., Grindler, K., Harms, N., Willard, A., Wassman, M., Russell, C. L.
Canine Guardians is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, fully volunteer, donation-based organization in the beautiful Napa Valley. We raise and train and provide service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of wounded American veterans and veterans with PTSD , children and adults with physical...
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Current State, Challenges and Future Directions
| Contributor(s):: Marchand, W. R., Andersen, S. J., Smith, J. E., Hoopes, K. H., Carlson, J. K.
Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...